As part of Diamond Hall's 'Safer Internet Day', our Year 5 and 6 classes were visited by Beth from Bigfoot Arts Education. Our very special visitor delivered some fun and insightful workshops with our older children linked to cyber safety.
The groups discussed the wide range of ways in which we use the internet, from gaming to video calling friends. The children then considered the issues people may face online such as stranger danger, viruses, hackers and scams.
The children imagined facing these situations through a roleplay in class where the negative aspects of the internet tried to get past the user and into the computer. The children came up with some great solutions to prevent the dangers such as creating a secure password, installing anti-virus applications and sharing concerns with safe adults.
To finish off their day, our pupils took part in an activity linked to online gaming and interactions with other people within games. They discussed how it is unsafe to talk to strangers online and give out personal information at any point. Beth kindly shared a helpful acronym for SMART with us:
Kristupas said: "It was interesting to think about who we could be talking to online. Never give out your personal information over the internet."
Tia added: "It was hard trying to stop all the bad things at once in the roleplay! Thankfully we have tools to keep us safe!"